Thursday, July 1, 2021

Security In Iraq, Jun 22-28, 2021


Violence slightly dipped in Iraq during the fourth week of June. Both the Islamic State and pro-Iran groups reduced their attacks.

 

There were a total of 19 security incidents recorded in Iraq from June 22-28. Two were by pro-Iran factions and 19 by the Islamic State.


 

There was a drone incident in Irbil and a logistics convoy working for the U.S. was hit by an IED in Salahaddin. That brought the total number of attacks by groups aligned with Iran to 17 in June with three other incidents where IEDs and rockets were dismantled.

 

The 19 incidents by IS were across Baghdad (2), Diyala (6), Kirkuk (6), Ninewa (2), and Salahaddin (1).

 

That led to 10 dead made up of 2 civilians and 8 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and 17 were wounded with 2 civilians and 15 ISF. All those casualties occurred in Diyala, Kirkuk, and Ninewa

 

Baghdad, Ninewa and Salahaddin are largely sideshows for the insurgency. A sheikh was killed in southern Baghdad province and an IED took down a power tower in Tarmiya in the north. This might be the second incident by the militants in southern Baghdad this month. Its cell in Tarmiya restarted operations a few months ago. Now it might be active in the south as well. Two more IEDs went off in Ninewa, this time in the northwest which left 1 civilian and 4 ISF injured. These are about the only types of incidents that occur in the province these days as it is used as a logistics hub for IS. Finally, rockets were fired at a power station in the Samarra district in western Salahaddin. The electricity grid has also been a target this summer as IS is hoping to undermine the government while temperatures rise above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

Diyala and Kirkuk saw the most IS activity during the week. Two men were kidnapped and executed, a village was assaulted, and three IEDs detonated while two more were dismantled targeting power towers in Diyala. Kirkuk saw a gun battle, two IEDs, two checkpoints hit and then a bomb went off when the ISF responded. Diyala is the center of the insurgency while violence goes up and down in Kirkuk. There were no incidents there the first week of June, then 5 the second week, 2 the third and 6 this week.

 

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Jun 22-28

Anbar

1 Pro-Iran

1

3/2 Pro-Iran

-

Babil

-

1

-

-

Baghdad

5/2 Pro-Iran

4/3 Pro-Iran

4/1 Pro-Iran

2

Basra

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

-

Dhi Qar

1 Pro-Iran

2 Pro-Iran

-

-

Diwaniya

-

1 Pro-Iran

1 Pro-Iran

-

Diyala

2

3/1 Pro-Iran

8

6

Irbil

-

1

-

1 Pro-Iran

Kirkuk

-

5

2

6

Muthanna

-

1 Pro-Iran

-

-

Ninewa

1

1

1

2

Salahaddin

1

2 Pro-Iran

5

2/1 Pro-Iran

TOTAL

12/5 Pro-Iran

22/10 Pro-Iran

24/4 Pro-Iran

19/2 Pro-Iran

 

Casualties In Iraq By Province

Province

Jun 1-7

Jun 8-14

Jun 15-21

Jun 22-28

Baghdad

28 (5K, 23W)

1 (1K)

3 (2K, 1W)

-

Dhi Qar

-

3 (3W)

-

-

Diyala

5 (1K, 4W)

3 (2K, 1W)

16 (10K, 6W)

7 (3K, 4W)

Irbil

-

3 (1K, 2W)

-

-

Kirkuk

-

4 (3K, 1W)

3 (3W)

15 (7K, 8W)

Ninewa

2 (2W)

-

1 (1W)

5 (5W)

Salahaddin

-

-

5 (2K, 3W)

-

TOTAL

35 (6K, 29W)

14 (7K, 7W)

28 (14K, 14W)

27 (10K, 17W)

 

Attacks by Pro-Iran Groups 2021

1/1/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US - Muthanna

1/4/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

1/8/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

1/9/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED dismantled – Dhi Qar

1/18/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

1/20/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

1/21/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

1/22/21

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport/Jihad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

1/26/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

January Totals – 12 (1)

2/4/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

2/7/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

2/8/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

2/10/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/11/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/15/21

Rockets – Irbil Airport – 2 killed, 8 Wounded

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/17/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

2/18/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

2/19/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

2/20/21

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 2 wounded

2/22/21

Rockets – Baghdad’s Green Zone

2/25/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

2/26/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

2/27/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

February Totals – 16 – 2 killed, 10 wounded

3/2/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

3/3/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Al-Assad Air Base

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

3/11/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

3/13/21

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

3/15/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

3/18/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

3/20/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

3/21/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

3/25/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

3/29/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

3/30/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

3/31/21

IED dismantled – Diwaniya

 

March Totals – 19(1)

4/1/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

4/4/21

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

4/5/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

4/7/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil x2

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

4/8/21

Rockets found – Anbar Ain Al-Asad Base

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

4/13/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

4/14/21

Drone – Irbil Airport

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

4/15/21

Rockets – Dohuk Turkish Army Base – 1 Turk killed 1 wounded

4/16/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

4/17/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

4/18/21

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 5 wounded

4/22/21

Rockets – Baghdad’s Camp Victory

4/25/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

4/27/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

4/28/21

Gunfire checkpoint – Anbar

4/29/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

April Totals – 26 (1)

5/2/21

Rockets – Baghdad International Airport

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

5/3/21

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base – 1 Wounded

5/4/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

5/6/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

5/8/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

5/11/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

5/13/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

5/14/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

5/18/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

5/23/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar – 1 Wounded

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Babil

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

5/24/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

5/27/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

5/28/21

Rockets dismantled – Baghdad

 

May Totals – 22 (1) – 2 Wounded

6/3/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Basra

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

6/6/21

Drone Attack – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

 

Rockets Intercepted – Baghdad International Airport

6/8/21

IED dismantled – Dhi Qar

6/9/21

Drone Attack – Baghdad’s International Airport

 

Rockets – Salahaddin’s Balad Air Base

6/11/21

Rockets dismantled – Diyala

6/13/21

Drone Attack – Baghdad’s International Airport

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Dhi Qar

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Muthanna

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin – 3 wounded

6/14/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Baghdad

6/16/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Anbar

 

IED dismantled – Baghdad

 

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Diwaniya

6/20/21

Rockets – Anbar’s Ain Al-Asad Base

6/26/21

Drone Attack – Blagh, Irbil

6/27/21

IED on convoy carrying supplies to US – Salahaddin

 

June Totals – 17 (3) – 3 Wounded

 

Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-20

Diyala

Shootings

(Totals)

IEDs/

Sticky Bombs

(Totals)

Gun Battles

Attacks on Checkpoints

Attacks on Mukhtars/

Sheikhs

Kidnappings

Attacks on Towns

Suicide Bombers

Car Bombs

2018

Totals

219

198

47

43

5

13

25

3

1

2019

Totals

185

112

33

63

2

6

29

2

-

2020

Totals

215

103

28

41

3

13

41

-

-

Jan

2021

11

4

1

3

-

1

1

-

-

Feb

16

2

3

3

-

2

2

-

-

Mar

12

8

1

1

-

1

-

-

-

Apr

12

13

3

4

-

-

2

-

-

May

20

6

3

9

-

2

2

-

-

Jun

8

10

1

4

-

2

1

-

-

 

Kirkuk

Shootings

(Totals)

IEDs/

Sticky Bombs

(Totals)

Gun Battles

Attacks on Checkpoints

Attacks on Mukhtars/

Sheikhs

Kidnappings

Attacks on Towns

Suicide Bombers

Car Bombs

2018

Totals

172

182

39

18

10

14

29

9

6

2019

Totals

77

116

24

19

6

8

18

-

1

2020

Totals

87

44

20

24

1

14

21

4

-

Jan

2021

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Feb

5

2

-

1

-

-

-

-

-

Mar

4

5

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

7

4

3

2

1

3

1

-

-

May

19

13

9

3

-

1

2

-

-

 

Salahaddin

Shootings

(Totals)

IEDs/

Sticky Bombs

(Totals)

Gun Battles

Attacks on Checkpoints

Attacks on Mukhtars/

Sheikhs

Kidnappings

Attacks on Towns

Suicide Bombers

Car Bombs

2018

Totals

110

102

41

18

1

16

4

9

5

2019

Totals

60

54

32

5

2

6

8

2

6

2020

Totals

82

41

30

13

3

5

4

-

-

Jan 2021

4

3

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

Feb

1

2

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Mar

8

4

2

2

-

-

-

-

-

Apr

10

6

6

1

1

1

-

-

-

May

9

5

4

3

-

-

-

-

-

Jun

1

12

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

           

Security In Iraq 2019-20

Week

Security

Incidents

(Total/By IS)

Dead

(Total/By IS)

Wounded

(Total/By IS)

Jan 1-7

25/7

16

84

Jan 8-14

24/3

12

34

Jan 15-21

23/2

11

12

Jan 22-28

11/1

10

8

Jan 29-31

8/1

4

1

JAN 2020

91/12

53

139

Feb 1-7

22

13

11

Feb 8-14

18/1

5

38

Feb 15-21

16/2

42

18

Feb 22-28

25

15

34

Feb 29

4

5

2

FEB

85/3

80

103

Mar 1-7

17/3

11

17

Mar 8-14

15/2

13

33

Mar 15-21

14/2

5

19

Mar 22-28

14/1

13

11

Mar 29-31

9

5

10

MAR

69/8

47

90

Ap 1-7

27/1

27

37

Apr 8-14

24

25

51

Apr 15-21

33/1

19

34

Apr 22-28

22

8

40

Apr 29-30

5

2

4

APR

111/2

81

165

May 1-7

44/1

47

36

May 8-14

49

21

47

May 15-21

66/1

45

64

May 22-28

30

9

21

May 29-31

7

3

12

MAY

196/2

125

180

Jun 1-7

17

13

19

Jun 8-14

16/4

10

15

Jun 15-21

16/3

11

19

Jun 22-28

10/1

8

13

Jun 29-30

1

4

2

JUN

60/8

46

68

Jul 1-7

12/2

3

9

Jul 8-14

16/2

15

15

Jul 15-21

19/1

17

28

Jul 22-28

13/5

9

8

Jul 29-31

13/2

3

7

JUL

73/12

47

67

Aug 1-7

10/4

7

10

Aug 8-14

19/8

7

22

Aug 15-21

14/5

13

20

Aug 22-28

32/3

23

41

Aug 29-31

13/3

4

12

AUG

88/24

54

105

Sep 1-7

19/4

13

26

Sep 8-14

27/6

8

29

Sep 15-21

32/10

12

14

Sep 22-28

28/7

19

11

Sep 29-30

6/3

1

6

SEP

113/31

53

86

Oct 1-7

19/5

9

12

Oct 8-14

14/1

8

10

Oct 15-21

30/1

25

26

Oct 22-28

25/1

16

24

Oct 29-31

5

4

5

OCT

93/8

62

77

Nov 1-7

11

7

10

Nov 8-14

25

23

39

Nov 15-21

19/1

18

25

Nov 22-28

24

11

26

Nov 29-30

8

1

10

NOV

87/1

60

110

Dec 1-7

19

4

30

Dec 8-14

21/2

13

26

Dec 15-21

15/2

6

8

Dec 22-28

17/6

3

22

Dec 29-31

11/2

3

4

DEC

83/12

29

90

Jan 1-7

21/2

13

19

Jan 8-14

17/3

12

6

Jan 15-21

20/3

52

133

Jan 22-28

10/3

13

12

Jan 29-31

9/1

2

6

JAN

77/13

92

176

Feb 1-7

19/2

11

23

Feb 8-14

11/3

4

8

Feb 15-21

20/7

11

23

Feb 22-28

13/4

13

23

FEB

63/16

39

77

Mar 1-7

19/5

5

8

Mar 8-14

12/2

13

15

Mar 15-21

24/6

8

7

Mar 22-28

14/2

8

13

Mar 29-31

9/5

2

1

MAR

79/20

39

44

Apr 1-7

16/10

3

5

Apr 8-14

15/6

6

18

Apr 15-21

32/4

19

44

Apr 22-28

31/6

15

42

Apr 29-30

12/1

11

23

APR

107/27

54

132

May 1-7

36/8

33

37

May 8-14

31/5

14

25

May 15-21

15/2

3

3

May 22-28

20/9

3

24

May 29-31

11

6

11

MAY

113/24

59

100

Jun 1-7

12/5

6

29

Jun 8-14

22/10

7

7

Jun 15-21

24/4

14

14

Jun 22-28

19/2

10

17

 

Violence By Province Jun 22-28, 2021

Province

Violence

Baghdad

2 Incidents

 

1 Shooting

1 IED

Diyala

6 Incidents

3 Killed

1 ISF

2 Civilians

4 Wounded

1 Civilian

3 ISF

 

2 Shootings

5 IEDs

Irbil

1 Pro-Iran Incident

 

1 Drone Attack

Kirkuk

6 Incidents

7 Killed

7 ISF

8 Wounded

8 ISF

 

3 Shootings

3 IEDs

Ninewa

2 Incidents

5 Wounded

1 Civilian

4 ISF

 

2 IEDs

Salahaddin

2/1 Pro-Iran Incidents

 

1 IED

1 Rockets

 

SOURCES

 

Al Arabiya, "ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Iraqi power station," 6/28/21

 

Bas News, "Diyala: IS Executes Father and Son," 6/22/21

- "Iraqi Forces Thwart IS Plot to Attack Power Transmission Towers," 6/28/21

- "IS Militants Killed Two Iraqi Policemen in Kirkuk," 6/27/21

- "Salahaddin: US-led Coalition Convoy Hit by Bombing," 6/27/21

- "Six Policemen Injured in IS Attack in Kirkuk," 6/23/21

 

Buratha News, "An Awakening official in the Arab Jabour and Al-Buaitha area was subjected to an assassination attempt south of Baghdad," 6/22/21

 

Kurdistan 24, "PHOTOS: Recovered drones used in attack in Kurdistan's Erbil," 6/26/21

 

Middle East Monitor, "Iraq: Militant attack kills policeman, injures two in Kirkuk," 6/27/21

 

NINA, "3 Members Of The Army, Including An Officer, Wounded In An IED's Explosion Northwest Of Mosul," 6/28/21

- "A Civilian And A Policeman Injured By An IED's Explosion Northwest Of Mosul," 6/24/21

- "ISIS targets a thermal camera south of Kirkuk," 6/24/21

- “A A local source in Diyala: A booby-trapped house exploded in the village of Al- Mukhaisah, northeast of Baquba," 6/23/21

- "Two policemen injured in an explosive device explosion in Baquba," 6/27/21

 

NRT, "Drone Attack North Of Erbil City Damages House, Vehicle," 6/26/21

 

Shafaq News, "A civilian was injured in an ISIS attack on a village in Diyala," 6/22/21

- "An explosion near a bridge in Kirkuk" 6/22/21

- "An Iraqi soldier was killed and another wounded in an explosion in Diyala," 6/27/21

- "A new attack …an explosion wrecks an electricity tower north of Baghdad," 6/22/21

 

Xinhua, "5 policemen killed in roadside bombing in northern Iraq," 6/25/21

 

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